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Monday, April 7, 2008

Protein Shakes Post-Workout

After a hard training session of lifting weights, the worse thing you could do post-workout is to skip out on a protein/simple carb mix.

At this time your muscles asbolutely need protein and sugar to help replace glycogen stores and help build your muscles.

NEVER skip your post-workout shake. Now, you could actually opt for a meal instead with a piece of baked chicken and a piece of fruit, for instance. But, protein shakes are a little more convenient.

I like to make mine before I leave for the gym so it is ready for me as soon as I am done lifting. I usually pack it in a cooler or sometimes I will add a lot of ice to it to make sure it stays cold.

Here is a new recipe for a protein shake that I recently came across:

8 oz water
1 heaping Tbs of sweetened Kool-Aid
1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
Add all ingredients together, mix, shake and enjoy!

What I Ate

As of today, I am 11 days out from my figure competition. It is definitely crunch time! I am ready for this diet to be over! But I am almost there, there is no time for slip ups now. Here is a look at what I ate today.

8:00 1/2 cup oatmeal
2 Tbs sugar-free strawberry preserves

11:00 4 egg whites
2 turkey sausage patties

2:00 baked skinless chicken 6oz
1 cup broccoli

5:00 baked skinless chicken 6oz
1 cup broccoli

7:15 2 scoop carb free protein powder
w/1 cup light soy milk

10:00 1 cup broccoli (snack)

1 gallon of water
carbs=35g (not counting veggies)